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28 January

OV’s Ridgeway Route

We were very impressed to learn of OV George Blakeway’s (H 76-86) latest challenge: to walk The Ridgeway – an ancient trading route that runs from Wiltshire to The Chilterns.

An 87-mile route, it covers hills, downlands, woodlands and grasslands, and it is recommended to be attempted over six days. George and his walking partner (a friend from his university days) have been stopping overnight in wonderful old pubs and enjoying the social aspect of the experience as well!

Ridgeway George Blakeway

George is not one to shy away from a challenge, having previously competed in the Clipper Round the World Race in 2019 – a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

George, managing director of The Fruitful Group, said, “It’s a fantastic challenge but also a wonderful way of replenishing batteries and connecting to the natural landscape, flora and fauna, and the history that is constantly discovered on the way.”

What a great way to start the year!